Insouciant Studios "Red Star" Necklace from the Natural History Collection
This necklace features 100% natural aragonite accented with shimmering oregon sunstone, pink spinel that's lit from within, and stunning natural red garnets. Fine 14k rose gold filled construction and delicate rose gold plated chain. Easy, sumptuous design pairs stunning natural aragonite with a rich fall palette that's low key and intriguing.
Total Length 20 1/2 inches
Pendant Width ~1/2 inch
Pendant Length 3/4 inch
Aragonite is the second most common calcium carbonate mineral (CaCO3), after Calcite. Like calcite, it effervesces upon contact with dilute HCL. Aragonite has a hardness of 3.5 to 4 on the Mohs scales, has a vitreous luster, and is characterized by the occurrence of contact and penetration crystal twins, often forming star-like clusters.
Spinel (MgAl2O4) is a magnesium aluminum oxide mineral, with a hardness of 8 on the Mohs scale. It occurs in a range of colors, from colorless to black, with red, lavender, blue, white and others possible. It has a long history of use as a gemstone. In nature, it is formed by high-temperature metamorphism of carbonates or schists, and is often associated with calcite, dolomite, garnet, corundum, diopside, olivine, and other dense minerals. [Mineralogy, Perkins]
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